*International travel: Commercial flights: to and from Solomon Islands remain suspended. Check with your travel company for the latest information.
*Entry to Solomon Islands: All non-Solomon Island citizens must receive prior authorisation from the Solomon Islands Prime Minister’s Office before being granted permission to enter the country. The Solomon Islands designate other countries as being ‘Low Risk’, ‘ ‘High Risk’ or ‘Restricted” The UK is designated as Restricted.
Low Risk countries are currently Australia, New Zealand, China, Taiwan and Pacific Island nations (excluding Papua New Guinea and French Polynesia/Tahiti). To enter Solomon Islands from Low Risk countries travellers must undertake two COVID-19 PCR tests prior to flight departure and both results must be negative.
- First Test - 14 days prior to departure - results to be sent with your Pre-Departure Form to NHEOC_REPAT@moh.gov.sb br> - Second Test - no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure - results to be sent to NHEOC_REPAT@moh.gov.sb
Quarantine in Honiara will be 14 days.
Restricted countries are currently Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the USA.
All countries not listed as either Low Risk or Restricted are designated High Risk. Passengers from Restricted countries will not be accepted for travel unless they are a Solomon Island citizen or can satisfactorily demonstrate that they have completed the prescribed course of a COVID vaccine at least 4 weeks prior to travel.
To enter Solomon Islands from High Risk countries (including Restricted countries for eligible fully vaccinated travellers) passengers must undertake three COVID-19 PCR prior to flight departure and negative test results are required:
• First Test - 18-21 days prior to departure - results to be sent to NHEOC_REPAT@moh.gov.sb
• Second Test - 8-11 days prior to departure - results to be sent with your Pre-Departure Form to NHEOC_REPAT@moh.gov.sb
• Third Test - no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure - results to be sent to NHEOC_REPAT@moh.gov.sb
Quarantine in Honiara will be 21 days.
Prospective travellers who are currently in a Restricted country also become eligible to enter Solomon Islands after spending at least the 14 days prior to travel in a Low/High risk country. You should arrange to take a private test.
Non-Solomon Islanders must pay for quarantine and COVID-19 tests in one of the local hotels. Anyone testing positive will be moved to an isolation facility, their quarantine extended, and further COVID-19 tests will be taken.
There is a complete prohibition on yachts or pleasure craft entering Solomon Islands territory by sea. This applies to all ports and islands in the territory. You may not enter Solomon Islands by yacht or pleasure craft. Mariners in distress seeking entry as an emergency safe haven should make all efforts to contact Solomon Islands Authorities well in advance of entering. The penalties for entering Solomon Islands by yacht or pleasure craft without permission include forfeiture of the boat, imprisonment, fine and deportation.
If you are already in Solomon Islands and hold a short term visa for Solomon Islands which is close to expiry, you should contact Solomon Island Immigration to get your visa extended. If you are outside Solomon Islands and have a work permit, visa or exemption, you should contact the Ministry of Commerce and Immigration before beginning the return process; visa conditions may have changed since your visa was issued.
*Quarantine requirements: Entering the country illegally/not observing the mandatory quarantine period could result in a fine of up to SBD 1 million (approx. £100,000) and/or 20 years imprisonment.
*Testing / screening on arrival: All incoming travellers eligible to enter the country must complete a Traveller’s Public Health Declaration card. You must provide full details of your place of stay, travel itinerary and current personal contact details in Solomon Islands for 14 days after your arrival/quarantine in Solomon Islands.
You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities. If you need further information about entry requirements, contact the local immigration authorities or the nearest Solomon Islands high commission. You should also check with your airline or travel company for the latest information.
*Travel in Solomon Islands: Taxis are available at the airport and are functioning normally. Internal flights are operating.
*Accommodation: Hotels are open and social distancing is encouraged but not enforced.
*Public places and services: Hotels, bars, restaurants and shops all open as normal. Nightclubs have recently reopened.